Thursday, March 31, 2011

Michael Strong 15 Challenge Card & a Giveaway Alert

Here is my card for the 15 challenge at enjoyMichaelStrongstamps Yahoo Group
The challenge requires to create a card with exactly 15 elements - no more, no less - and to use any Michael Strong's stamp (the card's basis doesn't count as one of the 15 elements).
When I read the challenge's requirements, the idea popped into my head right away.
I just love Michael Strong's stamps, as you could have noticed.
And what's the symbol of love? A heart, of course.
So I created the main motif - a heart made of flowers.
There are 14 flowers, and the heart itself is the 15th element.
It may seem very simple but it required some work.
I like its minimalist, clean look, as it enables to focus on the main motif.
Don't forget, sometimes less is more…

Light blue leather textured CS for the card's basis
Red leather textured CS
Michael Strong's Cloisonné Flower Stamp (small)
Stazon ink - Black
Double sided foam tape

The heart
I stamped Michael Strong's Cloisonné Flower on red leather textured CS with black Stazon ink, 14 times.
I cut out 14 identical flowers, using TH scissors.
I arranged the flowers in a heart shape, and glued them one by one directly onto the card's basis.
I glued them 3D, using double sided foam tape, for extra dimension.

Tomorrow, April 1st, is my birthday, so I'm having a little Giveaway for my readers. Stay tuned…

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you enjoyed.
Have a creative day! Dorly


  1. מקסים,דריה

  2. This is lovely Dorly, very clever. It's been quite hard sticking to/achieving 15 elements for this challenge! I love the simplicity of the design and yet each element, being the lovely cloisonné stamp, is quite beautifully complex in itself.

  3. Very striking card! Neat idea too!


  4. Very pretty card and a unique design use for that stamp.....

    Hope you have a great birthday tomorrow

  5. Great idea and beautiful card Dorly!!

  6. Great card Dorly! A perfect heart!

    Take care and STAY POSTIIVE!

  7. Very pretty, Dorly! It's always a delight to see your art, you're so creative. Thanks for sharing.

  8. מקסים!
    סופשבוע נעים!
    ו...שוב מזל טוב!


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